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Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will stand trial in Russia on espionage charges, local authorities announced on Thursday. Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office said its investigation concluded that Gershkovich “on instructions from the CIA in March 2023, collected secret information in the Sverdlovsk region,” though its statement did not include evidence to support the allegation. The office also did not say when the trial will commence. Gershkovich was detained on a reporting trip to Yekaterinburg in March of last year. He was accused of espionage on behalf of the United...

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